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2018-2019 Season Catalog


Click here to view or download the 2018-2019 Season Catalog!


Click here to view the e-reader version of the catalog


Come to Hochstein to grow and create and be inspired! Whether age 20 or 90, beginner or advanced, dabbler or experienced professional, you can find a place at Hochstein! Hochstein offers adults the chance to work collaboratively with other adults, and also the opportunity to work intergenerationally with students of all ages – the choice is yours! 


Individual lessons are available to adult beginners, those returning to an instrument that they took as a child, and those who have continued to play through adulthood. We have faculty members with many years of experience and interest in working with adult students. See the Music section for available individual lessons. 


Especially for Adults: Short-Term Lessons!

Not sure about whether or not you want to commit long-term to an individual lesson? Then take a 6-week starter block of lessons! These trial lessons are available with select Hochstein faculty members and are scheduled through an advisement/orientation session with a Dean staff member.


Fees* for 6-week Short-Term Sessions of Individual lessons (as of Fall 2018):

$198, 30-minute lesson

$267, 45-minute lesson

$330, 1-hour lesson

*Learn more about our Tuition Assistance by clicking here.

See below for all the adult offerings at Hochstein ...



Click here for details on individual lessons. 

Specialty Lessons:
Jazz Lessons – varies by instrument
Songwriting – beginner to advanced
Drum Set – beginner to advanced
Indie Study – beginner to advanced

Group Instruction and Short Courses:
Guitar 101
beginner & up
Piano 101beginner
How to Sing a Standard Tune: A Highly Opinionated Survey of the Great American Songbook – pre-req: a love of singing
NEW! Record and Mix Your Demo – age 14 to adult
Hochstein Ukulele Experiencebeginner
Hochstein Ukes Go Stylin'intermediate to advanced
Basic Music Theorybeginner
AP Music Theorypre-req: Basic Music Theory
Music History Survey – age 14 and older

Click here to view all music classes


Beginning/Intermediate Ballet – beginner & up
Intermediate Ballet – intermediate & up
Ballet II, III/IV, Pointe – for the advancing ballet dancer
Tap Dance at Hochstein – beginner & intermediate
Spanish/Flamenco I & II, III & IV – beginner & up
Modern – beginner & up
Pilates Mat & Accesories Class – beginner & up

Click here to view all dance classes

Adult Ensembles

HochStrings Adult Chamber Orchestra – intermediate to advanced
Finger Lakes Concert Band – advanced
Chamber Music Connection Ensembles – intermediate to advanced
Adult Cello Ensemble – NYSSMA Level 4+ or equivalent
Clarinet Choir – intermediate to advanced
Adult Guitar Ensembles – beginning to advanced
Jazz Combos – advanced
Rock Bands – age 10 to adult

Expressive Arts

Community Class Offerings for Adults  

Individual Music, Art, or Dance therapy sessions are tailored to the specific needs of those with developmental, social/emotional, learning, and physical challenges. Performance opportunities at Hochstein and in the community offer students a chance to socialize and experience performing in an ensemble or as a soloist. Click here for more information on individual sessions.